April 27th 2010 7:39 am

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GSM Arena says:

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The N8 puts the Nseries back to the top where it belongs. Nokia can be proud but they must know it’s just the beginning. Right now they have a winning cameraphone set in pole position. It will be a while before they have one phone to rule them all, if ever. quote


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Critic reviews

7.3
11 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    7.4
  • Battery life
    8.3
  • Camera
    9.4
  • Ease of use
    6.2
  • Design and form factor
    7.5
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    7.2
  • Durability
    8.5
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    4.4

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User reviews

8.3
33 reviews
5.0
Engadget Oct 14, 2010

Had this phone come out earlier this year, during what we might refer to as the pre-EVO era, its 720p video, spectacular camera, and high-end construction would have returned Nokia to the title of smartphone leader all on their lonesome.

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8.0
CNET Oct 8, 2010

The Nokia N8 excels as a camera phone, and the improvements of Symbian 3 make it one of the company's best smartphones to date. However, it still has its shortcomings and an expensive price tag, making it a hard sell for the North American market.

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8.0
AnandTech Jan 12, 2011

Had the N8 launched at the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010, before the explosion of Android slate devices and the iPhone 4, the N8 would have clearly been the best smartphone with little competition.

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8.0
CNET Asia Apr 27, 2010

The Nokia N8 excels as a camera-phone, and the improvements of Symbian 3 make it one of the company's best smartphones to date. However, it still has its shortcomings and an expensive price tag.

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8.0
SlashGear Oct 10, 2010

With MeeGo (or, indeed, Android) the N8 could’ve been a clear winner; with Symbian^3, Nokia has to persuade users that the N8′s undoubtable abilities outweigh its particular compromises.

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6.0
CNET UK Apr 25, 2012

The N8 is the slimmest, best-looking and most usable Nokia touchscreen phone yet. But, sadly, it's still not that great.

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8.0
TechRadar Apr 6, 2011

The Nokia N8 is a good smartphone, a very good smartphone - but it feels like a well-optimised touchscreen version of older handsets rather than the superphone reboot Nokia needs.

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7.0
GSM Arena Oct 12, 2010

The N8 puts the Nseries back to the top where it belongs. Nokia can be proud but they must know it’s just the beginning. Right now they have a winning cameraphone set in pole position. It will be a while before they have one phone to rule them all, if ever.

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9.0
All About Symbian Sep 29, 2011

The N8's not perfect - far from it. But its unique selling points are... so unique that its other 'flaws' (mainly in software - UI and cloud integration, rather than in hardware) can be readily overlooked.

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6.0
Digital Trends Dec 15, 2010

Nokia's N8 has a fantastic camera and crisp screen, but its slow processor and Symbian operating system hold the device back from mainstream success.

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8.0
PocketNow Feb 15, 2011

Every time I pick up the N8 I think to myself how amazing it would be if the beautifully-designed Windows Phone 7 was running on this beautifully-designed Nokia hardware. Maybe someday we'll see.

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9.0
tnybutler tnybutler

A beautiful gadget; well made and durable. For: Design and build Solid operating system Nokia Maps Screen Camera (awesome - it really is as good as everyone says it is) USB on-the-go Good GPS HDMI out Decent music playback quality via headphones Decent battery life The best Symbian...

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8.0
JohnScript JohnScript

This phone is amazing. I'm trying to write an objective review, but it's rather impossible to do that because if you ever owned a Nokia N8 you know that it's unfair to compare this phone to any other phone. Why? Because Nokia N8 is a multimedia gadget more than a phone. It captures amazing...

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7.0
jet73 jet73

It is very nice looking. takes great photos and plays any videos without needing to be converted first. it is let down by the poor user interface. took me 15 minutes to work out how to make a call.

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7.0
jtech19 jtech19

had this phone for about 1 and a half years. Pros : SUPERB camera, vry good reception and call quality good battery life, GREAT design, Cons : few apps in Nokia Store, my phones sometimes just freezes(1 time-per-day[not always but normally]) & and sometimes restarts itself) with...

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8.0
aungye91 aungye91

That camera phone now has Sybian Anna and going to have Belle in near future. The OS becomes better and better, but the CPU speed is quite limited for large apps. Camera is very nice with 12mp and using carl zeiss lens. Battery is good to use. The navigation system gets better with Anna. GPS is...

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10
elysian elysian

Nokia N8 comes with Symbian Belle OS and it is optimized for a smartphone like this with easy-to-use interface. There are many good review about the endless features like the camera with xenon flash and autofocus, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI with dolby digital output, 16 GB internal and slot for another...

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